Friday, April 24, 2009

brighter whites

It looks like a small leaf is trapped in the door of the washing machine.  It’s trying to get out, not in.  I can tell by the way it’s pointing, at me, asking to be rescued. 

It’s clear this time she tried to wash a tree.  A little one admittedly, but I’m sure she had use her foot to persuade it in.  She didn’t like the shade of it’s leaves.  It didn’t fit in with the others in her garden.  It wore a demanding shade of green and she doesn’t like to share attention.  She put it on a hot wash with a red sock, hoping to induce autumn.  It didn’t work.  The leaves stayed green until the spin cycle when they promptly dropped off.  She pegged it out to dry while all the other trees giggled behind their leaves at the little winter tree shivering and bare and upended.

Next time she plans to wash a rain cloud.  She swears that with a little effort she’ll get those grey stains out.

7 comments:

spacedlaw said...

That's going to take some spinning.

Elizabeth said...

awesome

Annie said...

That sentence - She put it in a hot wash with a red sock, hoping to induce autumn. Wonderful image.

Mariana Soffer said...

Lovely text. And as Annie said with great images.

Anyway I think this person that is trying to wash the tree is pretty smart, he/she realized what was bothering (most of the people don't) and try to solve it.
The dark spots in the clouds also bother me, but they are to high for me to be able to wash them.

Crafty Green Poet said...

very intriguing story here. ..

Ani Smith said...

I loved this one, it surprised and delighted me.

dandelion said...

The thought of 'inducing autumn' is inspired... such beauty in these few words...x